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Faculty Scholarship & Impact

The Criminal Justice Program’s faculty is ranked among the best in the nation, including the top ten in scholarly impact, with both Christopher Slobogin and Nancy King ranked in the top twelve of all criminal law and procedure professors in the nation.

Criminal Law Faculty Scholarship

Owen Jones, "Decoding Guilty Minds: How Jurors Attribute Knowledge and Guilt," 71 Vanderbilt Law Review 241 (2018) (with 5 others)

Owen Jones, Keynote Address: "Brain Perspectives on Investor Behavior and Decision-Making Errors," 41 Seattle University Law Review 349 (2018) (Berle Corporate Law Conference Symposium Issue)

Owen Jones, "Why Behavioral Economics Isn't Better, and How it Could Be," in Research Handbook on Behavioral Law and Economics (J. Teitelbaum & K. Zeiler eds., 2018)

Nancy King, "Plea Bargaining’s Quiet Revolution: Managerial Judging and Judicial Plea Negotiations," 95 Texas Law Review 325 (2016)

Nancy King, Criminal Procedure (hornbook) (West 6th ed. 2016) (with 3 others)

Nancy King, Modern Criminal Procedure (West 14th ed. 2015)

Nancy King, "Jury Nullification," in Oxford Handbooks Online (Oxford Univ. Press 2015)

Nancy King, Criminal Procedure and the Constitution: Leading Supreme Court Cases and Introductory Text (rev. ed. 2015) (with 3 others)

Terry Maroney, "Emotion as a Judicial Virtue," in Aristotle on Emotions in Law and Politics (L. Huppes-Cluysenaer & N. Coehlo eds., 2018)

Terry Maroney, "A Field Evolves: Introduction to the Special Section on Law and Emotion," 8:1 Emotion Review 3 (2016) (co-editor, with Susan A. Bandes, of Special Section)

Terry Maroney, "Emotion and Reason in Judicial Decision Making," in Recht Fühlen (Sandra Schnädelbach et al. eds., Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2016)

Robert Mikos, Marijuana Law, Policy, and Authority (Wolters Kluwer, 2017)

Robert Mikos, "How to Make Preemption Less Palatable: State Poison Pill Legislation," 85 George Washington Law Review (forthcoming 2017)

Michael Newton, The United States Department of Defense Law of War Manual: Commentary and Critique (Cambridge University Press, 2018)

Michael Newton, "Reframing the Proportionality Principle," 51 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 867 (2018)

Michael Newton, "Contorting Common Article 3: Reflections on the Revised ICRC Commentary," 45 Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law 513 (2017)

Christopher Slobogin, "How and Why is the American Punishment System "Exceptional"?," Jotwell (Journal of Things We Like Lots) (April 2018), https://crim.jotwell.com/how-and-why-is-the-american-punishment-system-exceptional/ (reviewing Kevin Reitz ed. American Exceptionalism in Crime and Punishment)

Christopher Slobogin, "Policing as Administration," 165 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 91 (2016)

Christopher Slobogin, "The American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Mental Health Standards: Revisions for the Twenty-First Century," 44 Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly 1 (2016)

Christopher Slobogin, "The Science of Gatekeeping: Using the Structure of Scientific Inference to Draw the Line Between Admissibility and Weight in Expert Testimony," 110 Northwestern University Law Review 859 (2016) (with David Faigman & John. Monahan)

Christopher Slobogin, "Teaching a Course on Regulation of Police Investigation—A Multi-Perspective, Problem-Oriented Course," 60 St. Louis University Law Review 527 (2016) (symposium)

Christopher Slobogin, "Plea Bargaining and the Substantive and Procedural Goals of Criminal Justice: From Retribution and Adversarialism to Preventive Justice and Hybrid-Inquisitorialism," 57 William & Mary Law Review 1505 (2016) (symposium)

Christopher Slobogin, "A Defense of Privacy as the Central Value Protected by the Fourth Amendment," 48 Texas Tech Law Review 143 (2016) (symposium)

Faculty Scholarly Presentations

September 5: Christopher Slobogin, "Policing and the Cloud: Five Regulatory Categories," University of Georgia Law School, Athens, Georgia

September 17: Christopher Slobogin, Conversation with Judge Jeffrey Meyer on Carpenter v. United States and the Fourth Amendment, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

October 11: Christopher Slobogin, "The Golden State Killer and DNA: The Case for a Universal Forensic Database," University of Florida Law School, Gainesville, Florida

October 23: Christopher Slobogin, "Risk-Based Sentencing," Judicial Conference, George Mason Law School, Arlington, Virginia

November 17: Christopher Slobogin, "Big Data Secrecy in Criminal Cases," NYU Law School, New York

November 29: Christopher Slobogin, "Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System," ABA Webinar


Media Commentary

Vox: What does Michael Cohen’s plea deal mean for Trump? I asked 13 legal experts. - August 22, 2018 - Christopher Slobogin , Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law, is quoted. Slobogin also was quoted in this Telegraph piece about the viability of impeaching President Trump.

The Guardian: Trump’s ‘good person’ defence could affect jurors in Manafort trial - August 20, 2018 - Christopher Slobogin

Opinion: Tennessean: Billy Irick should not be executed - August 8, 2018 - Christopher Slobogin

The Tennessean: Prosecutors are fighting new Tennessee guideline on sharing evidence that helps defendants - July 23, 2018 - Christopher Slobogin

BBC: Do long prison sentences deter crime? - May 16, 2018 -  Christopher Slobogin

Wall Street Journal: Lawyer’s office is unusual target for federal agents - April 10, 2018 - Christopher Slobogin

The Wall Street Journal: States consider laws allowing courts to take guns from dangerous people - March 2, 2018 -  Christopher Slobogin

The Washington Post: The Health 202: Here’s one reason the Florida shooter wasn’t blocked from getting a gun - February 23, 2018 - Christopher Slobogin

ABC News: What’s next in the Mueller investigation into Russian interference - October 31, 2017 - Christopher Slobogin

Mashable: Google Clips is a camera that snaps its own pics, but some have privacy concerns - October 10, 2017 - Christopher Slobogin

The New York Times Magazine: When ‘Not Guilty’ is a Life Sentence - September 27, 2017 - Christopher Slobogin

Popular Science: Your DNA probably didn’t make you do it - September 19, 2017 -  Christopher Slobogin

CNBC: I asked 12 legal experts if the latest Trump-Russia news showed obstruction of justice - August 3, 2017 -  Christopher Slobogin

Vox: I asked 6 legal experts if Trump obstructed justice. Here’s what they told me. - June 7, 2017 - Christopher Slobogin

The Telegraph (U.K.): What happens if Donald Trump is impeached and who would be the next president? - May 22, 2017 - Christopher Slobogin

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